We have implemented some servlet-based applications. We wish to convert these servlets into native-code. I ahve two questions:
1. can we convert servlets into native code and then use native code as we use servlets?
2. if so, how to convert servlets into native code (i mean how to compile them into object code for this purpose)?
Following are more details on the specifications:
a. we are hosting these servlets on TomCat. So it is OK if the answers/comments work for Tomcat alone.
b. our servlets interact with native code dll written in C++ (I mean we are using JNI technology).
c. The JNI in turn opens sockets to a server program running. This server program may or may not be running on the same system.
d. these servlets spit client-side programs. Thus these servlets are referred in the application URLs.
e. in one of the applications, we are using JDBC connections. It is OK if the solution works for servlets that do not contact JDBC. I do not know how much this point is of relevance, thought you should be aware.
Please let me know if you need more details.